Ok, this is a first and hopefully a last. I tend to stay strictly technical here on this blog.
But, I have to comment on this one 🙂
Basically, I think the US suffers from an energy management problem. We are very dependent on oil.
GDub summed it up here:
“It’s not enough. It’s something but it doesn’t solve our problem,” Bush said. “One of the interesting things about American politics is, those who are screaming the loudest for increased production from Saudi Arabia are the very same people who are the fighting the fiercest against domestic exploration, against the development of nuclear power and against expanding refining capacity.” (site reference http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080517/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush_mideast )
Reducing dependency on foreign oil MUST be a priority. The impact of gasoline prices effects EVERYTHING in our economy. It raises the price of shipping, production, etc… – which in turn causes the added price to be applied to everything we buy as a consumer.
This election season, I urge everyone, regardless of your political party views to make sure your candidate and congress representative is working to allow the US to be dependent on it’s own resources vs. foreign dependencies. We have the resources, but politics blocks those capabilities.
Back to coding… 🙂